Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Video: Justin Vernon & Phil Cook cover Bonnie Raitt on Jimmy Fallon

As part of the promotion of Bon Iver's upcoming album Bon Iver, Bon Iver, due out on June 21, Justin Vernon appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Monday night.

In a rare twist, Vernon actually sat down and did an interview with Fallon, which is rare for musicians unless they're a huge rock star. The interview was followed by a performance of Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me," with a bit of "Nick of Time" and Donny Hathaway's "A Song For You" thrown in. Phil Cook of Megafaun backed Vernon on the piano. It's a fantastic performance, which you can watch below.

Bon Iver will play the Raleigh Amphitheater on Friday, July 29 with The Rosebuds. Tickets are on sale now.

Bon Iver w/ The Rosebuds tour dates
07.22.11 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
07.23.11 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
07.24.11 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
07.25.11 - Indianapolis, IN - The Murat Theatre
07.27.11 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
07.28.11 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts
07.29.11 - Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Amphitheater
07.30.11 - Richmond, VA - The National
08.01.11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club [Tickets]
08.02.11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club [Tickets]
08.03.11 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
08.05.11 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
08.06.11 - Holyoke, MA - Mountain Park
08.08.11 - Toronto, Ontario - The Sound Academy
08.09.11 - New York, NY - The United Palace Theatre
08.10.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park Bandshell


Anonymous said...

GOD DAMN this is awesome

BottyGuy said...

eh, it was ok, I'm not sure his style it added anything to the songs. Also too, as much as I love Donny Hathaway (esp "Donny Hathaway Live" Willie!) I've always considered "A Song For You" to belong to Leon Russell. He wrote it and I think the way he hesitates on phrases really makes this song see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37dw2r45Xzg